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The Drift to Senaatlnnall.m,
The effort of the Monthly Meeting of
Friends to prevent improper publica
tions is commendable, but It Is doubtful
If It will bave any e fleet upon Delaware
journalism. They should not forget,
however, that newspapers are made for
readers and not readers for newspapers.
It Is a deplorable fact that the Amerl
reading public craves sensational
articles and demands them. If one paper
will not publish tbera another will, aud
in this day of great newspaper enter
prise and competition nearly all papers
are unconsciously drifting into sensa
tionalism not dreamed of ,a quarter of a
aentory ago. The details of an outrage
against woman's chastity ; the full story
of a murder or soit for divorce are more
eagerly raad than the best sermon of the
dsy to be fonnd In the same paper. It Is
deplorable, butjlt Is true. Even should
all the Delaware papers eliminate this
class of news from thslr oolniuns, the
morbid minds of Delawareans would
bud consolation In the etories of crime
aud Immorality published In the greet
metropolitan dailies which bavo men
stationed all over the globe to gather
news In general and sensations in par
ticular. The mails are loaded with them;
the telegraph Instruments are sending
them to all parts of the globe and the
cables which crois the Atlantic are
constantly Dashing upon the mirror the
dark particulars of crime and Immorality
Bo It has been, so It Is and so it will be
for many years to oome until the mind
of the general newspaper reader gets a
surfeit of sensation and longs for some
thing better. When that day shall
come tbo newspaprrs will be only too
glad to drop that part of their service
and confine their publications to uews
of hlgbor grads and more in keeping
with the dignity of tbs journalistic pro
While President Uanby, of the Board
of Park Commissioners, is making his
oommendable effort to save the rocks
at the Van Buren street entrance to
Brxndywlue Park, he should not forget
that it ia equally his duty to save the
city's "roeka" on deposit In Union Na
tional Bank. There are two sides to the
argument, but one la more picturesque
than matter of fact. The city haB more
rocks than "rocks."
Too Beady With the Revolver.
Policemen are too ready with tbe use
of the revolver on a dog believed to be
mad. It would be much better to effect
a capture and place the animal In some
secure place where sempeteut physicians
could study Its actions and pass opinion
upon itB true condition. Consideration for
the dog does uot prompt this suggestion,
but Interest lu the person or persona who
have beeu bltteu by It.
It is believed by many, aud especially
by pbyslctaus wbe should kuow what
they are talking atout, that uot mere
than one out of ten dogs shot by
policemen la this city Is tfilleted with
hydrophobia. How much more oouikrt
lng It would be to those persouc bitten,
aud to thslr frieuds, to kuow positively
whether the dogs wer« mad, In tbe eeuae
in which that word is most commonly
understood, or simply t filleted with com«
other and lees dangerous dtstsmper.
The proposition to capture and
the animals for critical examination may
be objected to on the grouud that it
|L would subject our policemen to personal
risks which they would be loath to
ascums. Iu an«wer to euch objection we
aim ply asy that It is being done In other
cities, and tbe beneflta derived
recognlzsd by everybody, the policemen
A o-derUdersue, near Kupleln, la the
Bavarian Alp», like Oberaoimergau. has K
par-ion play » Id' h I» performed every ten
years. R will lie rileyed lids year every Sun
day till tbe end or September. The mar, who
Bet» Ja Jan bee taken the part live times
already, aud »hl» year celebrates h!«
year Juda» Jubilee."—Ex.
Wbat do the Addieks men think of
that, from the standpoint of amateurs?
New Jersey ana (iuud ttoads.
Everything regarding good conutry
roids is getting to be of more aud
interest to the people, for now thst the
bicycle hs» come to stay aud is getting to
be Indispensable in all parts of the
country, tbe necessity of good roads Is
being egltaUd iu every dlrreliou. Tue
Ri! • experience of tho State of New Jersey
shows that money invested iu road
lmprovtment comes back to the tax
payer very quickly and very directly
Union county has been in advance iu this
matter, sud a» a conrrqiience, it is found
that tbe incre»«« In anses». ri valuation of
property In 1895 bh comparel with 1S9I
la 11,381,1X19 At, buminP the »il»anee tn
assessed valuation wi.i $1U 000 or more
' than twrnty-five prr rani , and similar
; gains are shown in a number of other
i town* where tbe system of good roads
The Telford roads, which have recently
beeu bnilt by Now Jersey authorities
seem to bj about as ue«r perfect as road
wsyscau he m»de. They wear well, are
not muddy after heavy rains, and leave
nothing to he desired by those who ride
iu carriages or on the bicycle These
figures, «h using sJvauiw in assessed
valaation, should move the penny wise
H? and prnad fovli»h people woo. in many
eases, have prevented the building
better roads on accouut of their coat
Such road« when uuoe made, cost but
little for repaire, provided that little- Is
applied Intime. They save lu wear and
tear, In the coat of transportation aud in
many other ways
It Is estimated that tbo Increase of
population In New Jersey, directly
attributable to the improvements of the
roads, ooneisted of not less than 10,000
people daring the past year. These
accessions bring the markets home to
the farmers. Increase the value of land
and home products, as well as add to the
general popularity of the state.
We bear mncd that Is true and mach
more that is not true concerning the dl
vorcemlll of Delaware.That, It Is not an bad
here as In England Is evident from the
fact that that line of court work there
has assumed such proportions that a
third judge must be added to the Probate
and Divorce division. We can polut
with pride to the fact I hat divorcee
here have never led to an Increase of our
'judiciary or to a special session of the
General Assembly. Adverse public
sentiment Is clogglug the wheels of the
legislative mill and threatens ta stop
them altogether In a few years. Then
the Courts will have exclusive jurisdic
tion and there will be a pronounced
decrease In the number of applications
for severance of the marital bonds.
Speaking Out of Meeting.
The Independent citizen, one of Rhode
Island's prohibitory organs, condncted
by Rsv. John H. Larry, speaks the truth
in the followlug concise sentence.
"People who try to trace every evil in
the world to the liquor traffic do not
help the oause of prohibition. The
masres will not follow narrow leader
ship. It la never safe to do It. People
love fairness even towardH political
questions, sud speakers sad writers who
are partial In their treatment of reforms
lose thslr hold on public confidence.
Great oppressions were In the world long
before tbe organized liquor traffic
which we are fighting to day
and It la our duty to oppose
every form of oppression." Bach talk as
this la sensible, the trouble beiug with
Prohibitionists tbst they can see no other
stu In tho world but lntempiranoe. Men
of more oularged views are aware that
the cause of temperance can never be
served by the unfair methods adopted by
thoso who claim to ha Its especial cham
pions. Liquor drinking Is bad enough
but it Is by no means the only sin that
Bbonld receive the attention of reformera.
Last year Paris bet $87,600,000 on horse
rtosa recording to the rooord of bettings
kept by the state. That Is nothing.
Just consider for a moment the mouey
that changes hands and tbe slack and
back slack wasted on a baseball game
between the 0. A. C. of New Castle and
tbe team irom Dover.
We have just pmrsed throneh a period
of some five yaara so unusually productive
of polllioal noise aud dust that we are all
vary weary Indeed of the whole trouble
some business—Providence Journal.
The history of paper itsues in every
couutry shows that where they have not
a solid bails, something besides the un
substantial faith of the nation, they are
a suarn aud a cheat.—Cincinnati Tluiea
No enlisted man in thu American navy
ean rise above the rauk of a patty war
rsut officer, uo matter what bis capacity
or attainments It Is scarcely surprising ,
uuder such conditions, thst American
teamen should avoid uaval service and
seek premotloa In the merchant marine.
—Newark Evening Newa.
Due of tha things that Is most urgently
required Is a uniform system of weighing
or measuring grain, to take the place of
tbe wilderness of bushels, short and long
tens, hundred - weights, quarters aud
"poids" wh'ch now perplex those who
bavo to Inquire Into tbe qnestlou of the
yield, experts, etc., of dlflereut countries.
— Toronto Globe.
Tbs reported defeat of the Cuban
Insurgent leader, Maceo, may have beeu
dtclllve, but It was not deadly,
report of the battle which cimes from
flpanlsh sources plaoes tbs loss of the
lusurgonts In killed at only thirty a!x,
while admitting a gortrumaufToas oue
third as great. If tbe Oubau rebellion la
to be crushed speedily the Hpanish
a-mtoä will have to do mora destructive
fighting tbau they have dono yet.—
A llntteilly Premier,
From the London Spectator.
Lord Rcaebsry has not been, aud per
hapa with bis fragile health could not
bave been, ono of the great race of mini*
terlal tollere. Ua was tbe favorite of tbe
modern Socialistic ptrty, beoanae he
showed hlmrelf to open to uaw idrss and
especially to those new idess which feel
nated the Dsmosraoy. He did uot see
that It was u*ce»tary to have a d**pcon
vict ion to make Idea« really po eut Fr >m
tbe first be has tilfivd with ideas. He
trill d with the Idta of Uo te Rule, with
the Ides of disestablishment, with the
idea of a "secoud chamber," tudeed, with
all tie chief Ideas of the ludeptndent
Labor party. He begau to bulla towvra
without cvuotlug the cost. He made war
with Ideas, without caculatiug wbethei
with 10.000 followers bo could aastaiu
the onset of him who came
i gainst him with 20.000 followers,
aid never scut his embassage
In time to propose conditions of peace
H» was au amateur from .be Gist, a
eucisly Premier, whose flights were
always fascinating and always short
lived Ue was always ready to take back
bis inut effective suggestion«, to change,
aud ebauge even hurriedly, ble moat
tempting bait« Ula ideas glittered In
tbe nun, and thee they disappeared and
were exchanged for others, which also
gli'tered and were withdrawn. His tact
was often happy.'V'Jt wb it 1* the uae of
tact without purposi, without resolve
behind It? Hu was a butteilly Premier,
ephemeral la hlseseecce, resplendent one
moment, vanished the next. Ws shall
hardly meet with him again in that great
position Even his aident frieuds, tbe
Social Demacrats. are hardly lu chanty
with him now They nee that he la
fall- weather Premier. Ue has strangely
disappointed Mr Uladaloueu hasty aud
singularly unfortunate predict.on that
he would "go far." 'Noue of our Premiers
have ever shown auch significant signs
of trausitorluess, of utter defi
eleucr in "staying'' power. He
has been a great master of word«
But great masters of words only, will
never be masters of the English people
Even In his own special region, even In
foreign policy, he has not been workman
like. Ue has Impressed the Frenoh with
bis levity, with his feebleness of pur
po'e. He has trifled even with the new
diplomatic questions in the East He
vacillated in Africa. He dealt feebly
with France, both as regards Kvypt and
Slam. He has left the United Kingdom
with more adversaries and fewer and
Infirmer friends than when he found It.
France Is more unfriendly, Rnesia is
more eloBely allied with Fiance,
Germany and Anstria'are more decidedly
neutral, and Italy alone Is .more anxious
to stand well with England.
The National «lame Abroad.
From the Albany State.
There are no hopes that the English
can be converted to cultivate the pleas
ures of baseball. They are too phlegmatic.
They take their pleasurds witli solemnity
anddlgultv. Was It Mark Twain who
said that when a cricketer made a goed
hit the attrndlug populace rn»e ns one
man, cleared Its throat, took off its hat,
remarked with deliberation and convlc
Men, "Played, elr, played !" and sat down?
Now, If cricket ca i evolve only this
conservative expression from Its devotees
under a stress of excltemeut, It Is to be
conceded that baseball would be too
stimulating a sport to be Introduced
with safety to the cautions Brit
isher. The obvious reason for the
failure of baseball In Eoglaud and
cricket In the United .States is la the
inherent peculiarity of temperment In
the two uooples. Baseball was evolved
from an Eugitsh sport, and Its develop
ment finds no similarity to the original.
Football, too, Is an English game, and
was introduced In our colleges abont
twenty years ago; or at least It was two
decades 'ago when Harvard -and Yale
played their Amt game of football under
Rugby rules. Bluce then football has
been developed Into au Intricate contest
of brain and brawn, one as different from
the original as tho Amerlcau is from the
Englishman. Each nation will have its
Baseball missionaries of this conntry
had better tnrn their attention to
tricksters here who are bringing the
game Into disrepute.
The Rulee of Procedure.
From the Pittsburg Dispatch.
On every ocoaslon approaching a
national exhibition In this country It Is
considered necessary to go through a
stated comedy In Philadelphia. The
>romoters of the exhibition send to
Philadelphia for the Liberty Bell. The
Philadelphia authorities vote In fear and
trembling that, the Bell shall be sent to
the exhibition, and then with more
confidence that a delegation of Phila
delphia's governing powerR shall go
along to take oare of the Bell and in
cidentally to have a good time. After
this a half dozen of the most rapt wor
shipers of Philadelphia's autlquities go
Into the courts with a bill, setting forth
that the Bell Is to ' bs takea away, ex
posed to the dangers of fire and flood,
to have Its anolent constitution shaken
by the railways and Its prletlua morals
contaminated by contact with debased
and fin de-aitcle locomotive and fac
tory bells, and asking an in
jonction. The oonrt t refuses the
injunction. The Bell and > Gonnctl
manic Committee go on tbelr'tour and
retnrn without any damage to the be'l,
whieh Is generally muoh souuder on tha
return trip tliau the beads of the Coun
cilman. All this Is not because Philadel
phia la stingy. Anyone who enjoys
Philadelphia» hospitality knows tbs
oontrery. It la simply the principle of
that eity that lu the bell It has a treasure,
and that It must stick strictly to the
precedents end formalities of the fuss to
be made bafore that bell ean start on Its
travels. The unique value of the bell
depends on the conjunctions in Its
history. There wars scores of tells that
r*ag out the news of the Declaration of
Independence. There are probably hun
dreds of bells at present that have been
cracked In their previous history. But
iu the possession of a bell that both rang
the news and got cracked Philadelphia
has something which requires the
conventional bother on every occvaiol).
International Cricket Mutches Reduced
Rates via Pennsylvania Hallload.
For the International cricket matches
between Cambridge Oxford Universities
end University of Pennsylvania to be
played ou tha grounds of the Philadelphia
Cricket Clnb at. Wissahtckon Heights,
September 13, 14 and 16, the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company will sell on those
dates excnralon ticke) « from Wilmington,
Media, West Chester,l'ottstowu,Chestnut
Hill, Trenton. Burlington, Mt. Holly,
Hsddonfield.Wondhnry and all Intermed
late Btatlone to Wlasahlokon Heights and
retnrn, luoludlng admission to game good
on day of isane only, at reduced rates
Iu addition to regular trains at fre
quent intervals between Bread Street
Station, Philadelphia, and Wlssablckou
Heights special train* will leave Broad
Street Station for Wlasabirknu Heights,
on date» above named, at 10 00 and 11 30
a. m. 1 30, 3 00 and 2 50 p in and after
the esueluslou of the game each day
ppeclal train will leave Wissahlckun
Heights at about 5 30 p. ra and connect
at Philadelphia with trains to all
While In Chicsgo Mr. Charles L K shier,
a prominent shoe sueicbant'ot Dca Moines,
laws, had quite a serious tlmo of It He took
noch a severe cold thst he could hardly
talk or navigate, but the prompt use of
C'lamberlalu'ii Cough Remedy cured him
of his cold so quickly that others
at the hotel who had had bad
colds followed his example and half a
m zeu persons i-rdored it from the nearest
drug store. They wore profuse lu their
tbsuka to Mr. Kahler for telllug them bow
to I-nr« a bad acid so quickly. For sale by
A. James Belt, druggist, corner Sixth aud
ValluwaioD« Purk liejiieni.
Advices just received at the Northern
Pacific office« from Mr. W P. Howe, In
charge of the lunch statlou at the Upper
Geyser Basis, state that the geysers are
playing better than ever. They are much
tiuer than last year. The Giant,one of the
finest In the Park, plays to a height of
about 2*A0 feet Last year lia eruptions
took place eure In about, five deys and
continued for 00 minutes. This yner it is
playing more frequently. Mr Howe ia
regularly noting the temperature of the
Giantess, another of the large geysers.
It Is also playing frrqneutly and Its tem
perature at time of playing raugta from
193 to 19(3 degrees Fahrenheit For six
cents sent to Charles tt. Fee, general
pa».enger agent Northern Pacific rail
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Beautiful Geoter-Table Book.
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A MASSACRE OF CUBANS
Spanish Troops Charged With
Brutal, Fiendish Work.
WEBB LED ON BY THEIB OFFICERS.
They Recapture a Town and Wreak a TIor
tho Cubans Found
Tortured to Dentil.
New York, Sept. 0.—Atrocities by
Spaniards, surpassing If possible those
committed by tho Japanese at Port Ar
thur, have just boen reported to tho Cuban
revolutionary party In Now York.
Enrique Trujillo, editor of KI Porvcnlr,
received a letter yesterday from Juan Mas
pons Frnnoo. chief of staff under General
Maximo Gomoz, the commander In chief
of the insurgent army. It is dated "Head
quarters in the Fiold, Aug. 8" and sends
dotolls of tho capture and|recanturo of the
city of Uairo nnd the massacre of 87 inof
fonslve Cubans—mostly women and chil
dren—by tho Spaniards under Commander
Ou Tuesday morning, according to Colo
nel Franco's letter, a company of Insur
gents under Captain Joso Habl surprised
tho Spanish garrison in the fortress com
manding tho city of Hnire, killing more
than 70 men aud taking 5(1 prisoners.
They captured a largo quantity of arms
and'ammunition nnd persuaded tho pris
oners to enlist In the insurgent ranks.
An hour later three companies of Span
ish troops under Commander Garrldo
came up, and after n short but sharp re
sistance tbo Cubans lied, leaving the fort
ress again in the hands of the invader.
Pillage and Murder.
Soon after tho fort had been rogarrlson
d with Spaniards ono of tho companies
broko looso and began to pillage tho city.
Commandor Garrldo hlmsolf, Colonel
Franco states, led the uniformed rioters.
Hitlre, tho colonel writes, differed from
Port Arthur In that tho Japanese com
mander tried to restrain his furious sol
diers, while Garrldo urged on his Span
Colonel Franco tlkin describes graphic
ally the scones of horror that followed.
Tho Spaniards wore wild for the spilling
of blood. Every human creature thnt came
In their path was ruthlossly slain. Within
five minutes the streets of Bairo were de
serted by the panio stricken natives, but
the Spaniard* followed them into their
houses and killed them lu their own
"Age, sex and condition were wholly
disregarded by tho liveried butchers,"
says Colonel • Franco. Old arid young
women, children, oven lhfauts, were
slaughtered ono after another. Shocking
lmllgnltloswero offered to the unfortunuto
victims before nnd nfter death. The Span
ish soldiers stamped upon tho bodies of
those whom they lmd slain and ground
their heels into tho faces of many who
wore still living."
Sonorlta Dolores Madera, a beautiful
girl of 18, betrothed to one of Captain
Halil's lieutenants, was seized on the
street, cruelly beaten, repeatedly stabbed
with bayonets nnd brutally insulted.
Commander Garrldo was In the neighbor
hood while this out rngo was perpetrated,
says Colonel Franco.
Ono of Gorridw's captains, says tho col
onel, commanded Sonorlta Madera to re
nounce her Cuban sweetheart and swear
loyaltjr to the Spanish government. She
scornfully refused, whoroupon tho captain
struck her across the face with his sword,
Inflicting a torrlble gash.
Hrnvc Girl's Shocking Fntc.
The brave girl, with her own blood
streaming down her face, laughed at her
tormentors aud tauntod them with tholr
•owardloe. Thereupon tho mnddeued sol
diers seized her, bound hor hands und feet
together behind her back, threw a nooso
about her nock und flanged hor to tho
The torture of Sonorlta Madera was
prolonged as much as possible. She was
drawn slowly up to tho bough and allow
ed to strangle by degrees. While she was
still alive, but no longer conscious, her
body was riddled with bullets.
Sonorlta Madera's body hung from the
tree in tho prlnci|>al street of the eity for
two days, the letter says. Even her near
est relatives did not dnro to out it down.
Her brother was hacked to pioees while
trying to kill the captain who had ordered
her to bo hanged.
Patricio Garrloho, a wealthy planter,
was stabbed to death with a dozen bayo
nets In front of the hotel. He was 70 years
of age and hail fought in the preceding
Senoro Manuela Vera was pierced hy 20
bullets immediately after hor 6-yoar-olil
daughter Juana'hod boon butchered bo
foro her eyes. Both wore assaulted before
they wero killed.
Nameless outrages were perpetrated In
tho home of Sonora Alejandriua Kihot, a
wealthy widow. The Spanish soldiers flrst
robbed her house. They told tho servants
that they took her gold because they be
lieved that Sonora Riliot hkd collected the
amount for tho Insurgent cause.
Mother anil Daughter Slain.
Meanwhile Sonora Klbot lmd fled to her
drawing room, drugging with her the al
most inanimate form of her niece, a lovo
ly girl of 17, who had been assaulted anil
styit by the soldiers when they had flrst
entered tho liuuae. Thither tho Spaniards
followed her. They broke In the door,
threw the still living hotly of tho niece
t of tho window and killed tho widow
with bullets nnd bayonets.
Paul Lanut, a Frenchman, escaped in
stant death only by declaring his nation
ality. Even after he had dono so 24 hours
wero given to him in which to leave the
district of T1 Arrilvi. He stood on his dig
nity and refused to go. The Spaniards
burned his plantation buildings, destroy
ing property worth (100,000. I,anut has
already sent a letter to tho French govern
ment requesting it to demand Indemnity
After maintaining a reign of terror In
Bttire for two days Garrldo and Lieuten
ant Colonel Segura, commandant of tho
Spnnixh forces in Guantanamo, left the
city aud ravaged the surrounding country,
burning estates right nnd left. Subse
quently they announced that the outrages
had liecti perpetrated by the Insurgents.
Thirty seven murders committed by the
Spaniards, Colonel Franco write«, have
already been reported to hint. He believes
that many more persons have been mas
Unlre Is a city of some Importance in
the extreme eastern pnrt of the province
of Jlgunnt, in Cuba. It is about ten miles
front the city of .liguait i, which Is the pro
vincial capttul. The city of Jiguaui is Its
nearest railroad station, and It is separ
at -«1 from the nearest seaport, the city of
Cuba, by 40 miles of plains and La Uruud
Troll«? Vmr In « Collision.
Chkstkr. Sept 6 —Trolley oar No 51.
of tbe Darby division of the Cb«3ter
Traction Company, collided with su ice
wagon of the Pr repect Park IseCampauy,
on East Ninth street this cDy, yester
day. Tbe accident was due to the fog,
neither the motorman of the car nor the
driver of the wagon being able to nee the
danger. The Tagon and oar were both
badly damaged One horse was hilled
aud another injured, and the motorman
and driver narrowly escaped injury by
Declares the rayaient of Sugar Bounties
to He Unconstitutional.
Washington, Kept.* 6. — Comptroller
Howler has promulgated his decision in
tho now celebrated sugar bounty question.
Ho holds thut as comptroller ho has juris
diction to pass upon tho claims for sugar
bounties, nnd also holds that that part of
tho act of congress making an appropria
tion for tiro payment of sugar bouuty
claims Is unconstitutional.
He, howovor, directs that tho papers In
tho case he sent to tho court of claims un
dor section l.OH.'i for tho rendition of a
judgment, In order that there may bo fur
nished ''n prcoodent for tho future notion
of tho executive department in the ad
justment of the class of cases Involved in
those sugar bounties."
Tho particular olnim decided Is substan
tially on tho same footing»« other sugar
bounty claims, for the satisfaction of
which congress at Its last session appro
priated (5,1138,289. Tho comptroller an
swers at great length tho arguments pre
sented by counsel at tho hearing in which
his jurisdiction in tho premises wns at
tacked, und In tho course of his reply he
''.Statutes which do not oonform to the
constitution are not law, and therefore
when a statute is in apparent conflict
with the constitution it beoomea tho duty
of tho executive oillcer to deterinino for
hlmsolf ns between tho statuto and tho
constitution whether tho statute is tho
law. It Is truo that tho statute is to bo
oonsldorcd prima fncio constitutional nnd
should lie followed unless It Is clearly un
constitutional. It is also true that tho
officer nets at his peril if ho does not oxo
sute a constitutional statute, but it is
nono tho loss truo that he acts at his peril
if ho executes an unconstitutional stat
As the comptroller does not act under
tho directions of t he secretary of tho treas
ury or tho president, his decisions within
the sphoro of his Jurisdiction being final
nnd conclusive upon tho executive branch
of the tfjvornment,
power to resist the execution of an uncon
stitutional statuto was denied to an execu
tive officer, whatever it was claimed that
no cxocutivo officer had the right to raise
the point of tho unconstitutionality of a
statute even lu a case in court in order to
finally determine Its validity by the only
brunch of the government conceded to
have the power to settle such question.
This contention cannot ho sound, as
shown by the decisions of tho supremo
court of tho United States nnd those of
the state courts. Applied to tho question
of the payment of rnonoy from tho treas
ury of tho Uni tod Statos by an officer sworn
to support the constitution, ho would be
without power to protect tho troasurv
against unlawful claims for the largest
possible amount. That position cannot
possibly be tenable.
As to tho constitutionality of tho act,
the comptroller says in part that tho prin
ciple has long boon decided that taxation
must be for a public purpose; that nn at
tempt to tako money from the people by
tho forms of taxation for a purpose other
than a public one is not nn exercise of
legislative power, nnd therefore that an
attempt to do so is a mere nullity as an
effort by the legislature to oxorolso power
not granted by tho constitution.
it followed that the
FLAME ENCIRCLED TOWNS.
New Jersey Village« Threatened by Forest
Mays Lavpixo, N. J., Sept. 6.—Un
less the wind changes a portion of this
place will bo consumed and possibly tho
whole villago destroyed by the forest
fires, which nro now within a quarter of a
ntilo of the town.
The wind is blowing 25 miles an hour,
nnd the flames aro traveling with incredi
ble «pood. It is believed that nothing but
n heavy fnll of rain can save tho property
which is In danger. Hundmlsof men
have loft their work In tho mille and aro
fighting tho flames, but with little or no
Woodbine, Sept. 6.—A thousand acres
of forest timber/between this place and
Bello Plains hnvo been destroyed by forest
tiros, which broke out hero on Monday
night, started by tho sparks from a loco
motive. Hundreds of cranberry bogs are
now In danger, and the efforts of the own
ers to protect them from the flames are
Cape May, Sept. (1.—Forest fires which
broke out near Tuckahoo on Tuesday are
still burning, and the area of bluzlng tim
ber Is now two miles in width. Tho
flames hnvo left behind them a charred and
blackened trail of timber seven miles in
The village of Eldora, which has two
small paper mills and 200 residents, is
right In the path of tho flamos and can
hardly bo saved frjom destruction. No
news has boon heard from there, os tho
town Is five miles away from tho railroad,
and there Is no method of communication.
WANTS A SUMMER HOME.
General Harrison Negotiating For a Tract
of Adirondack Land.
OhD Fo«ge, N. Y., Sept. 6.—Whether
or not ho Is to bo a presidential candidate
or president, General Harrison has decided
to spend his summers in the future in this
vicinity. The negotiations which ho is
carrying on with l)r. Seward Webb, owner
of thousands of acres of Adirondack land,
will probably result iu his buying a num
ber of lots near First lake, in tho vicinity
of Ilodd Camp, where he now is.
About a fortnight ago General Harrison
endeavored to buy tho laud which sur
rounds Mig Moose lake. This is ono of
tho most delightful spots in this vicinity
and has tieeu a fuvorito hunting and fish
ing ground for tho general sinco he came
here. This land, which is about 12 miles
from Old Forge, Is In litigatiun, and Dr.
AVebb wrote to General Harrison to that
off act. In doing so he gave him tho re
fusal of five lots on First lake, near the
Little Moose loke trail. These lots are
but a short distance from Dodd Camp.
nighwaymen Feared In Gloucester.
GtorcKSTRK, Moss., Sept. 6.—Tho di
rectors of the Gloucester, Essex and Bev
erly Street railway have ordmvd their con
ductors to urm t hemselves with revolvers.
It is feared that highwaymen may attempt
to hold up tho couqiany's cars late at
Azote's Fast Mile.
Galksburg, 111«., Sept. 6.—Azote went
a remarkable mile against his record of
2:05 H. Ho was driven hy Andy McDow
ell, with Ferdinand us a running mate.
Coming home, be made a fine spurt and
came uuder the wire in ä:04)i.
t.ermuii Methodist» Shut Out Women.
ClKCIXNATI, Sept. ft.—The Central Ger
man M. K. conference has indicated its
position on the subject of the admission
of women as doli-gat«« to the general con
ference. It will he almost unanimously
Pff W l iJ »
THE REMARKABLE STORY T AND
AFFIDAVIT OF DR. LEWIS
Afflicted With l'arnlysta for Twruty
II ve Years—A Cair of World Wide
Interest. r y
(From the Philadelphia Timet.)
Lewis D. Blandin was bora in '-It at
Bridgewater, l"a., and is now a resident of
Uulmerille game state. He went through
the war as private, Bcrgeant and hospital
steward of Company C. 28th Pa. Volunteers.
As a result of au attack of typhoid fever
Ua., his kidneys became nöccted and this
finally developed into spinal disease, whieh
lasted through his army service. In '60 he
was mustered out and entered Jefferson
Meiftcal College, Phila., ns a student from
which he graduated two years later. The
remainder of the story is best told in his own
"One day, after I had graduated, I was
lying on a sofa at my home in Manaynnk,
when I felt a cold sensation in my lower
limbs os though the blood had suddenly left
them. When I tried to move them 1 wits
horrified at the discovery that I was para-'
lysed from my hips to my toes. The paral
ysis was complete and a pin or a pinch of
the flesh caused no pain. 1 eottld not move
a muscle. I called in Dr. William C. Todd,
of Philadelphia. He made an exhaustive
examination of my case, and announced
that my trouble wus caused by inflamma
tion of the spinal cord, and that I would
likely have another stroke of paralysis, f
consulted Dr. I. W. Gross and Dr. Pancoast,
of Jefferson College, Philadelphia, and Dr.
Morehouse, of Philadelphia, with the same
"One day last September I decided to try
Dr. Williams' Pint Pills for Pale People.
I had always been troubled with a sort of
vertigo after my first stroke of paralysis to
such an extent that when I got out of my
bed my head would swim and I had dlfti
calty in saving myself from falling. , My
appetite was bad, digestive organs ruined
ami no assimilation of food. In addition to
my many other ailments, rheumatism held
u prominent place. By the time I had finish
ed the first box of Pink Pills I was compara
tively free from these minor ills. First one
ail would disappear, then another until the
pills got to work upon the foundation stones
of my trouble—paralysis. Before I had
taken the six boxes of pills, I was sitting in my
chair one afternoon, when I felt a curious
sensation in my left foot. Upon investigation
I found it had flexed, or in other words be
come movable, and I could move it. From
that time on ray improvement We« steady and
it was not long before t was walking around
on crutches with little or no discomfort. It
was three Years before taking Pink Pills
thut 1 had "been able to use the cratches at
any time; and I feel sure that Pink Pills
have done me more good than all the doctors
and all the medicine in the country and as
(hey arc not costly I can easily afford the
«worn to before me this 15th day of May
Ukokok Harrison, ifot. Public.
.•«raw to awvwwnr vv¥ m
! Stock? 5
Because some bad mines have
been put on the market ?
Would you refuse to take a
good $5 bill to-day because J
you got a counterfeit yester- "
day? Only good things are
counterfeited. Millions have «
been made in gold* mines.
Millions will be. Watch the
fortunes made in the next two
8 years, and verify this prophecy.
Investigate us thoroughly—the
more the better. You will find
that we have the Intrinsic value
—an ideal investment, because
® safe principal is combined with
^ high rate of interest. We can
prove the principal safe, be
cause of natusal conditions. -
No bond or mortgage on the
property. Estimated annual *
dividends from ore in sight, on «g
S t capital stock, 16}4 per cent.; «
but to those who come in now ®
^ on special offer, there is an J
opportunity to get 66 per cent.
You can invest from $1Q up
wards. Write for prospectus, —
map. list of directors, etc., and J
if as a careful investor, you (g
are not convinced—
: Keep your money
We don't want it.
Bonito Gold Mining Co.,
66 Broadway, New York City.
Mention this pap •«
Phone No. »4.
PROVIDENT ICE CO
Will furnish Ice to family trade as foliowt:
5 lba. daily 35c per week.
10 lbs. daily 49c per week
15 lbs. daily 63c per week.
20 lbs. daily «4c per week.
36 lbe. and over at the rate of 50c per 190 Its
Prices no higher during the seacou.
The least cause of complaint should be re
ported to the office at once. It wlU be prompt
ly attended to.
Office, S. E. Cor. 10th and Hdiket Su.
Phone No. 94.
_BA iritO ADH._
STANDARD RAILWAY OF AMERICA.
PROTECTED THROUGHOUT BY THU
INTERLOCKING SWITCH AND
BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM.
PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON AND
lu Effect Jane 9. 1895.
Trains leave Wilmington as follows:
For Philadelphia (express!, 1.57. 2.55, t.30,
«.30, 7.42, 7.50, 8.50, 8.55, 9.43. 10.05, 19.16, 11.25,
11.28. 11.45 a. m., »12.16. 1.37, 3.05, 5.94, 6.10.
6.56, 7.07, 9.06 and 9.12 p.
Accommodation, 6.00, 7.oo, 3.0«, 10.48 a.m.:
12.33, 2.25. 3.10, 5.15, 7.40 and 19.35 p.
For Chester (express) 1.57, 4.20. 6.»), 7 4»,
7.50, 8.50, 8.55, 10 . 06 , 11.2S, 11.45 a. m.; 1 37,
1.95, 5.0-1, 6.56. 7.07 and 9.06 p. m.
Accommodation, 6.00, 7.00, 8.06, 10.48, 11.21
а. m.; 12.33, 2.25, 3.40, 5.16, 7.49 and 10.35 p m.
For New York. 1.57, 2.55, 4.20, 6.30, 7.00.
8.50, 9.43, 19.00, 11.4 . a. m. ; »12.16, 1.37, 8 U6.
б. 04, 6.10, 6.66, 7.07, 9.12 and 10.36 p. m.
For Boston without change, 19.1« a. m.
and 5.6« p. m.
For the South—Southern Railway Ex
S ress, 7.41 p. m., sleepers te Memphis and
For West Chestsr, via Laruo kl», «.30
a. m.; 8.40 p, m.
For Newark Center and Intermediate
stations, 7.38 a. m. and 6.33 p. m.
Baltimore and Washington, 4.33, A0L
9.U, 10.19 and 11.00 a. m.12.04, 12.22, »L11,
1.50, 4.24. 5.23, »»6.05, 6.58, 7.41, 8.20 p. in. and
Baltimore and Intermediate stations.
2.47, 4.43, 6.08 and 11.54 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, Broad Street, fer
Wilmington (express), 3.50, 7.29, 7.25, 8.31,
10.20, 11.18. 11.38 a. m.: »12.3b I I-, 2.02. 3.46,
4.01, 4.41, 5.08, 6.89, 5.09, 6.17, «.55. 7.40, lLltC
11.16 p. m. and 12.05 night.
Accommodation, 6.20,- 7.33. 9.10, 10.86 a.n».:
1.23. 2.93, 4.03, 4.37, 6.22, 8.58, 19.93 and 11.H
For Philadelphia (express), 1.67, 2.M, 4.3«,
8.50, 8.55, 9.43, 19.95, U.46 a. m. ; 1.37, 1.96,
6.04, 5.56, 7.07, 7.25, 9.96 and 9.12 p. m.
Accommodation, 7.90, 8.10 a. m. ; 12.10, L40.
4.05, 5.15 and 19.35 p. m.
For Chester (express). 1.57, 4.20, 8.50, l.r.t,
10.06, 11.45 a. m.; 1.37, 8 . 0 u, 6.94, 5.56, 7.97 and
9.96 p. m.
Accommodation, 7.00, 8.10 a. m. ; 12.10, 1.40,
4.05, 6.15, 7.25 and 10.35 p. m.
For New York, 1.57, 2.55, 4.20, 7.00, I.6S,
9.43, 10.05, 11.45 a. m.; 1.37, 1.06, 4.06. 5.94, t.M,
7.97, 9.12 and 10.35 p. m.
For Boston, without change, 6.5« p. ns.
For the South—Southern Railway Ex
press, 7.41 p. m., Bleepers ta Memphis and
For West Chester, via Lamekla, I.H a.
m. and 5.15 p. m.
Baltimore und Washington, 4.W, «.0b
10.19 a. m.; 12.04, 12.22, 1.50, 6.23, »»«.96, 7.41.
8.20 p. m. and 12.54 night.
Baltimore and Intermediate stations,
«.08 and 11.54 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, Broad Street, for
Wilmington (express), 3.50, 7.20, 11.18, 11.1*
a. m.; 1.12, 4.41, f>.u8, 6.55, 7.40, 8.36, 1L10,
11.16 p. tn. and 12.05 night.
Accommodation, 8.35, 9.10, 10.8* a. as. I
12.39, 2.95, 6.19, 8.38, 10.03 and 11.83 p. as.
For New Castle, 8.13, 11.15 a. in.; LI* IN,
«.15, 6.53, 9.51 p .in. and 12.10 night.
For Lewes, 8.13 a. m. ; 4.27 p. m.
Express for Dover, llarrlngtea and
Demar, 8.13, U.03 a. m. ; 4.27 p. up and
For liarrlngtan and way stations sur,
2.50 p. m.
Express for Wyoming, «.63 p. m.
Express for Cape Charles, Old Feint
Comfort and Norfolk, 11.93 s. m. and IS.ni
For New Castle, 9.51 p. m. and 12.01 might.
For Cape Charles, Old Point Cemtort
and Norfolk, 12.91 night.
For Middletown, Clayton, Dover, Wy
oming, Felton, Harrington, Bridgevttla,
Seaiord, Laurel and Deltuar, 12.91 night.
(••) Congrcsslcral Limited Express
trains, composed entirely of Pullman Ves
tibule Parlor and Dining Cars. No extra
fare other than the usual Pullman charge.
(•) Limited express trains, composed of
Pullman Vestibule Cars, Vestibule Pas
senger Coaches and Dining Car. Ns extra
fare. .. . ,*«4
For further Information, passengers are
referred to the ticket agsat at the staclea.
8. M. PREVOST, J. R WOOD,
General Manager. Gen. Pass. Agent,
3 .& 0.4
_ Bcheflula In effect May 12, 1*»5.
TRAINS LEAVE DELAWARE AVg
NIJB DEPOT, JE ART BOUND.
Ail trains Illuminated .with FlntacM
NEW YORK, week-days, »3.05, »7.*0,
•8.30, »9.49, »19.36 a. m.; »12.11, »L69, »».0«,
•5.32, »7.32, »U p. m.
NEW YORK, Sundays, »3.05, »7.30,
•9.40, »11.85 a. m.; »3.96, »5.32, »7.32. »11 p. m.
AND CHESTNUT STREETS.)
Week-days, »3.96, 6.66, 6.27, »7.39, 7.56, »*.80,
•».00, »9.40, »10.35, XL 10, »11.45 a. m.; »12.ZL
1*39, »1.59, »3 06, 3.25. 4.66, »6.32, 6.30, »7.82, 8.30,
10, »Ü p. in.
Sundays, »3.06, «.27, »7.30, 7.55, 8.5A.H
•11.35 a. m.; 12.10, 1.20, »3.0«, ».25, 4.65,
6.30, »7.32, 8.20, 10. »U p. m.
Week-days, »3.05, »7.80, »8.30, »10.» a. m.|
•7.32, »U p. m.
Sundays, *1.0*, »7.W, *11.» a. m.; »7.12,
1 p. m.
CHESTER, week-days, »3.06, 14, *.17,
•7.39, 7.55, »8.30, •», »10.3a. 11.10. »11.45, a. m.;
1.20, »1.59, »3.9«, 2.1*, AH, »S.I2, 8.30. »7.0,
8.20, 1". *11 p.
CHESTER, Sundays, »3.06, «.27. »7.».
7.55, 8.59, »11.35 a. m.; 12.10, 1.20, »3.0«, 1.26,
A55, »5.32, 6.30, »7.32. 8.20. 10, »11 p. m.
ATLANTIC CITY, week-ilaya, »7.10 a.
m.; »12.21, »1. 9, »3.06 p. m. Sundays, »7.*«,
•7.55a. m.; »3.06p.m.
CAPE MAY, week-days, »7.20 (»10.1* a.
m., Saturdays only), *L6f, »2.06 p. m.
Sundays, »7.30 a. m.
BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON.
•4.29, 7.92, »8.47, »11.95 a. m.; »12.65, »*.07, A93,
•4.03, »5.25, »6.13, »8.20, »8.58 p. III.
Sundays. »4.20, 7.02, »8.47 a. m.; »11. U, in.
8.03, »4.03, »5.25, »8.29, »8.58 p. m.
BALTIMORE AND WAY STATIONS.
7.02 a. in.,- 3.93 p. m. dally.
NEWARK. Del., »4.29, 7.02.
m.; »12.56, 3.03, »5.25, 7.35, »8.
I>. m. Sundays. »4.29, 7.93, »8.47 a. m.; •13.55,
A03. »5.25, 7.35, »8.29. »8.58, 11.19 p. m.
PITTSBURG, week-days, »8.47 a. ra.;
•6.13 p. m. Sundays, »8.47 a. m.; »6.2S p. m.
CHICAGO, »8.47 a. m.; »6.25 p. an. daily.
CINCINNATI and ST. LOUIS, »12.H and
•A58 p. m. dally.
NEW ORLEANS via Bristol and Chat
sleepers to New
a. m.; 3.93, 7.35, and U.10 p. rn. dally.
LAN DEN BERG ACCOMMODATION,
week-days, 7.92, 10.30 a. m.; 1.52, 6.36 p. ra.
Sunday», 9.39 a. m. ; 5.25 p. m.
TRAINS LEAVE MARKET STREET
For New York, week-days. »5.15 p. m.
For Philadelphia, week-days, 6.19, »11.M
5.15, 9.45 p. m. Sundays, Alt
•8.47, »11.05 a.
20. »S.58, 1L1*
a. m.; 8.09,
a. m.; L90. »5.15, 9.45 p. m.
For Plttaburg and Chicago, dally,
•6.15 p. m.
For Baltimore, week-day* 4.50 a. ra.] A
•5.15 p. m. Sundays, 3, »5.15 y IA,
For Lnndenberg and way stsJoda.week
days. 6.50, 19.25 a. m.; A Ale p. nr. Buadaya.
9.Z. a. m. ; 5 15 p. m.
LEAVE I'll ILADFI.PHIA (TWENTY
FOURTH AND CHESTNUT STREETS)
Week-days. *3 49. fi, 7.15, »8.X5, 8.80. »10.8A
1130 a. m.; »12.29, »1.10. »1.8*, i. »3 h, I tt.
•4.15, »4.49. »5.16, »5. 4L A69. (.80, »7.4A *A*3
10.10 and 11.35 p. ra.
Sundays, »3.40, 6. »8.15. «.SO. ».SO, 11.30 a.ra.;
•12.20, »1.36. A »3.30, 8.85, »4.15, »A4». AN.
•7.43, »8.23. 10.10 and 11.36 p. m.
LEAVE PHILADELPHIA I ■ _
AND MARKET STREETS.)
Week-days, »3.20 »7.rö, »10.1A a. m.; »7. 37,
p. m. Sundays, »3.29, »7.66 a. m.; 7.*7 p. m.
Telephone. No. 193.
Rates to AVestern pointa lower tfeaa via
any other line.
d. O. SCULL. General Passenger Agent.
R. B. CAMPBELL. General Manager.
WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER,
NO TIS MAB B XI STR K XT,
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